Perfume is now as much a male territory as it is female.
Perfume is now as much a male territory as it is female. The tasteful use of a fragrance can help define a man as distinct and elegant. It is one way to impress and stand out from the crowd.
The festive holiday season is a time to relax with friends or let your hair down and party. Either way, smelling good is as important as looking good.
Here are five popular colognes to ease you into the colder seasons, whilst retaining ultimate, masculine sophistication.
Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier
Described by JPG as being ‘100% seductive and 100% scoundrel’, ‘Le Male’ is empowering, warm and attractive.
It is a fragrance built on contrasting notes, making it entirely unique.
Mint and lavender are included in its top notes, whilst cinnamon and vanilla make up parts of the heart and base notes.
The Eau de Toilette is available in 40ml, 75ml and 125ml bottles. Prices range from £31.50 — £57.50.
For Him by Narciso Rodriguez
Inspired by the ‘great masculine fougere fragrances of the 1980’s’, ‘For Him by Narciso Rodriguez’ encapsulates the retro, ‘old school’ inspiration in a modern way, represented by the packaging’s sleek, contemporary design.
This daring, powerful, masculine fragrance has notes of musk, amber, patchouli and violet leaf.
Narciso wanted this fragrance’s identity to be ‘powerful enough to surprise and seduce’.
The Eau de Toilette is available in 50ml and 100ml bottles and the Eau de Parfum comes in a 100ml bottle. Prices range from £38.00 — £54.00.
For Men by Tom Ford
Distinctive spice accents are combined with citrus and wooded notes to create ‘For Men’.
A representation of Tom Ford himself, the fragrance is both elegant and modern and is for a refined, seductive and sophisticated masculine model.
Although it is versatile enough to wear all year round, the wooded and spiced attributes make it ideal for colder months of the year.
The Eau de Toilette comes in 50ml and 100ml bottles. Prices range from £50.00 — £65.00.
L’Homme Parfum Intense by Yves Saint Laurent
‘L’Homme Parfum Intense’ is a more powerful and sophisticated interpretation on YSL’s classic scent, ‘L’Homme’.
The warm notes of ambergris and cedar wood make it a perfect winter fragrance. The wooded, spicy characteristics combined with orange blossom, creates an overall seductive, magnetic perfume.
The Eau de Parfum is available in 60ml and 100ml bottles. Prices range from £53.00 — £67.50.
Dior Homme by Dior
‘Dior Homme’ is described by Dior as a ‘spicy wooded scent with a distinguished and sexy wake’. The main notes include iris, lavender, cacao and amber.
Its wooded aroma makes this is an ideal scent for colder weather. According to Dior, it is meant to be ‘worn like a sleek and elegantly modern suit’, suggesting that it is a timeless, signature scent for the modern man.
The Eau de Toilette is available in 50ml and 100ml bottles. Prices range from £47.50 — £65.50. The ‘Dior Homme’ range also provides a spray deodorant and after-shave lotion to accompany the fragrance.
The warming essences radiated by these cold weather fragrances are delightful and soothing to the soul.
The colognes in our guide are highly suitable as gifts. But that does not mean you can’t choose one to treat yourself!